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Brenau Makes U.S. News Best College Best Value Rankings for 8th Straight Year

Sep 17, 2012

For the eighth consecutive year, Brenau University placed in the top 15 in the Southeast in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” ratings of higher education institutions based on the value provided in exchange for student tuition dollars. Brenau at 13th  place was the only other Georgia school on the […]

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Brenau University’s WBCX-FM 89.1 Returns Radio Personality Jay Andrews to North Georgia Airwaves

Sep 07, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Ga., September 6, 2012 –Jay Andrews, one of north Georgia’s best-known radio personalities, returned to the airwaves on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with the “Jay Andrews in the Morning” program in the 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. time slot on Brenau University’s radio station, WBCX-FM, 89.1. Andrews, who attended Brenau, helped build WBCX, and worked […]

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Brenau Welcomes Class of 2016

Aug 29, 2012

Brenau University welcomed the Class of 2016 as well as its largest crop of graduate students as it begins the 2012-13 academic year. The undergraduate residential Women’s College at Brenau included about 175 first-year students and another 140 students transferred in from other institutions. “Our enrollment includes a good, diverse group,” said Scott Briell, senior […]

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Grace Hooten Moore, 1917-2012

Aug 23, 2012

When Grace Hooten Moore, WC ’38, was a drama and speech student at Brenau College in the 1930s, she had such a deep voice that the only parts she ever landed in theatrical productions at the women’s college were those of men. As one version of the story goes, her classmates in her senior year […]

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M.B.A. Program Ranks High in Atlanta Business Chronicle Listings

Aug 22, 2012

Brenau’s Master of Business Administration degree programs ranked No. 7 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2012 listings of the top programs in the Atlanta area. The total enrollment of 453 students in the program topped the 401 posted by No. 8 Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and the 300 at the […]

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Welcome to an Extraordinary New Year

Aug 21, 2012

Taking inspiration from the U.S. Women’s swim team, the faculty, staff and students at Brenau University created a music video to welcome new and returning students to the 2012-13 academic year. This three-minute montage features performances of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me, Maybe, by a cross-section of members of the Brenau family, including  Brenau University President […]

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‘Hizzoner’ Sidney O. Smith Jr. was Brenau’s ‘moral compass’

Jul 14, 2012

Former U.S. District Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr., a long-time and influential member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees, died Saturday, July 14, after an illness. He was 88 years old. Brenau President Ed Schrader described Smith as the “moral and intellectual compass” for the university and its leaders. Smith was so important to […]

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Dr. Sandra Leslie Named College of Education Dean

Jul 09, 2012

After a nationwide search, Brenau University has named Dr. Sandra L. Leslie to the post of dean in the university’s College of Education. She will oversee undergraduate and graduate programs for teachers and school administrators on campuses and online. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native began in her new role on July 2. For the previous six years, Leslie […]

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College of Education Passes Teacher Accreditation Test

Jun 18, 2012

The National Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has approved continuing the Brenau University College of Education accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate-level programs for an additional seven-year period. The action by the NCATE unit accreditation board affirmed that the Brenau programs met all six “rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community” for initial […]

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Golden Tigers Softball Ranked 4th in Nation To Cap Stellar 2012 Season

Jun 12, 2012

In a see-saw year, the Brenau Golden Tigers softball team entered the 2012 season as No. 5 in the nation, fell to 16th by the end of regularly scheduled play despite top pitching and defense, then knocked off a couple of top-ranked teams to make the Final Four in the championship tournament, and finished as […]

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Golden Tigers Tennis Ranks No. 6 Nationally after an Impressive 16-win 2012 Season

Jun 08, 2012

The Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team (16-5) finished the 2012 season ranked No. 6 in the nation in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics prestigious coaches’ poll. The Tigers lead singles player, senior LynSee Choo of Kuching, Malaysia, also won recognition for the third straight year as a first-team All-American. Choo and junior Eline […]

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Kings Bay Campus Celebrates 25th Year

Jun 01, 2012

Brenau University on June 1 celebrated more than a quarter century of operations at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base when it conducted its 25th commencement exercise for undergraduate students on its Kings Bay campus. The university commissioned the program at the behest of the Navy, and about half the members of the student population on […]

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Brenau University wins approval of top business school accrediting board

May 23, 2012

Brenau University received initial approval for its business school programs from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The ACBSP Board of Commissioners’ action puts the Brenau undergraduate and graduate business programs in an elite group of business schools around the world that have been sanctioned by the organization. “Only about five percent of […]

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Tigers shut out No.1 Concordia 2-0 for third win in softball championship play

May 20, 2012

Brenau University’s Golden Tigers softball team advanced to the next stage of the NAIA Softball National Championship with a 2-0, eight-inning win over top-ranked Concordia University on Saturday, May 19, in Gulf Shores, Ala. The No. 16 Tigers now face conference rival Auburn University-Montgomery, ranked 18th in the regular season-ending coaches’ poll, at 11 a.m. […]

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Tigers win second game in national championship softball tournament

May 18, 2012

GULF SHORES, Ala., May 18, 2012 – Brenau Golden Tigers ace Anna Maness pitched a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks Friday, May 18, to lead the Brenau team to an 8-0 victory over Talladega College for a second win in the national championship softball tournament. The Tigers opened play in the tournament […]

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Greenhouse dedication marks first step to Brenau bio-science center

May 18, 2012

Home for undergraduate research that reintroduces endangered plants to their native habitats                               Brenau University dedicated a new greenhouse on the Gainesville campus on Friday, May 18, that will expand the university’s successful undergraduate research project that is returning endangered species […]

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Brenau Tennis Defeats Southern Nazarene 5-0 and Advances to Championship Quarterfinals

May 17, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. – The Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship tournament with a 5-0 win over No. 10-ranked Southern Nazarene. The team faces No. 2 Fresno Pacific when play continues at 9 a.m. Thursday at the tournament in Mobile, Ala. “We came […]

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Golden Tigers open National Championship Softball Tournament play Thursday, May 17

May 16, 2012
The No.16 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team will open play in the national championship tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala., at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) Thursday, May 17, against the No.25 Swedes of Bethany College of Lindsborg, Kan. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship tournament will be televised at https://www.nmnathletics.com//subs/Landing.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=27900&db_oem_id=27900, [...]
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Golden Tigers Seek Return to Top Honors in National Championship Tennis Tournament

May 15, 2012
Brenau Golden Tigers freshman Maria Perdomo Medina from Canary Islands moved into the No. 2 spot on the team and helped put together a surprising doubles combination with Belgium-born junior Eline Nagels. The No. 7 Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team opens national championship tournament play at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) Wednesday with [...]
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Afghanistan-bound Army lieutenant misses his Brenau graduation

May 09, 2012

1st Lt. Frank Abrahamsen finishes degree with top honors Frank Abrahamsen graduated summa cum laude from Brenau University. But instead of donning the black cap and gown and picking up his diploma at commencement exercises here on Saturday, May 5, he pulled on the camouflage uniform of a U.S. Army officer preparing for deployment to […]

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